US President Donald Trump took yet another awkward sip of water during his national security speech on Monday (18 December) and Twitter is having an absolute field day. Trump unveiled his "America First" national security strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building.

"On January 20, 2017, I stood on the steps of the capital to herald the day the people became rulers of their nation again," the president said before reaching for the glass.

Carefully holding the glass with two hands, Trump hunched his shoulders and took a small sip of water before licking his lips and setting the glass down.

The "thirsty" moment comes a little more than a month after Trump's weird water bottle moment following his Asia trip when he picked up a small bottle of Fiji water with two hands and took a sip in the middle of his speech.

Trump's strange mid-speech water breaksstrike as ironic considering he mercilessly mocked Senator Marco Rubio during the 2016 election campaign for needing to take a sip of water during his 2013 speech in response to Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

Needless to say, Twitter mercilessly taunted Trump over the latest embarrassing moment with a deluge of hilarious jokes, comments and memes.

"America Thirst," one Twitter user wrote. Another added: "What is it with Trump and his two-handed chipmunk-like style of drinking water?"

"Trump sure is having a lot of awkward water-sipping moments for someone who mercilessly mocked Rubio for the exact same thing," Adam Best wrote.

"For the sake of national dignity, will someone please give Trump a sippy cup he can lift with one hand?" one person tweeted.

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US President Donald Trump paused yet again to awkwardly take a sip of water and Twitter couldn't stop poking fun at him for it Mark Wilson/Getty Images